Please do inform me if the lots of stuff on the sides slows down the page for you, so that i can pull off some of the things not required.
1.Removed the header.
2.Added a search box.
3.Added a rating meter. (Please go ahead and rate my blog!! try to give it a 5 )
4.the visitor counter now ignores all my visits. (laptop/desktop, all alike).
5.added a jigsaw puzzle. (quite unnecessary really)
6.re-ordered everything a bit.
7.now only 5 posts per page. (i don’t know why)
8.added a poll!!! go give your vote NOW…
9.what more do you want? i hope this much is enough!! :p
This one may not look too good, but it is my first try at this effect. Better ones coming soon. (It took me around an hour to perfect this one).
To make this,
1.Open an image that has lots of dark and light areas. I used this:
2.Apply Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur, with setting of 75px. (yes, a lot!)
3.Go to Layer>New Adjustment Layer>Color Balance.
4.Play around with settings to get something that is dark in the area you want the ribbons in. It takes some practice, as there are 9 settings to apply.
Actually, forget it… I will post a tutorial with a similar but a better image, as I don’t even have the step-by-step images for this one. Just enjoy the wallpaper till then!! Here is another image to satisfy your primal wallpaper needs.
p.s. If you want the first image without the windows logo, just ask..
Hey there… these two are widescreen 16:10.. 1280×800…
3.Filter>Blur>Radial Blur.select a really high value (set to “zoom”, not spin.. though spin also gives a nice effect.)
This image is a bit dark, so you will see the complete design only in full-screen with medium to high brightness. Try it out!!
I dont think I have posted on how to make ribbons..so I will be doing that now. I have finally learned how to control and use the pen tool!! It is actually quite easy, just needs some practice.
To make an abstract ribbon (oh yes, 3D), we do the following:
1.In a new image, select the brush tool and change the width to 6px. Set hardness to 0%.
2.Fill the background with a dark colour.Create a new layer for the ribbon.
3.On the new layer: Select the pen tool (we wont be using the brush at all… you will see). Create a curvy path of any shape.
4.set your forground color to a bright color (for the ribbon).
5.Right-click on the path and select “stroke path”.
6.Apply settings shown:
7.Select OK, then right-click the path again and select “delete path”.
8. The ribbon is almost ready!! now to make it 3D.
9.go to “layer>layer style>blending options”
default drop shadow
outer glow with size 1px and same colour as the ribbon, just a lighter shade.
inner glow with size 0px and same colour as ribbon, but a darker shade.
default bevel and emboss
hey all. long time no post. sorry for that. been quite busy with my exams. had another one today. just one more to go!!
finally, its TUTORIAL TIME!!!!!! now that i have some time on my hands.. my next exam is after 2 weeks… here’s an easy one that looks good.
How to make these:
1. Use the Rectangular Marquee Tool to select a long rectangle then fill with white.
2.Rotate the canvas 90 degrees Apply Filter > Distort > Shear. play around with the settings. Rotate the canvas back 90 degrees.
3. Using an eraser with size=300px, hardness=0%, rub out the edges to make them smooth.
4. Duplicate the layer and position as required then select all layers but background, press Ctrl+E to merge layers.
5. Select layer > Layer style > Outer Glow and use settings
6. Finally select Filter > Blur > Blur more. The results should look something like above.
7. I used a square wave distort in the second image.
This one is not exactly easy. One action only, but many steps… tutorial in next post!! Its all using layer styles.. no kidding!!
The area left underneath is to accommodate the taskbar…